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Thomann Baroque Guitar (uk cyberstore)
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Anyone knows or bought Thomann Baroque Guitar on the website?  I am tempted to buy one, it looks really good but I am worried the peg may be a problem, you need to keep tunning all the time. The tone…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Heinlein Jan 20, 2021.

vivaldi music scores
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Hello there,      I have been looking for Vivaldi "Concerto in E minor Rv 277 Op11 No.2  il Favorito Andante.      Anyone knows the music publisher who has this piece. I need the tablature as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tonyyyy Jan 4, 2011.


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Kim Heinlein replied to yong leong's discussion Thomann Baroque Guitar (uk cyberstore)
"I do not know about the Thomann BG but I had purchased a Heartland BG from Muzikkon and is was awful. Cost was around USD$ 750.00. It sounded like a ukelele and the pegs were not a good fit and the strings were awful. It did come in a nice padded…"
Jan 20, 2021
George Fischer replied to yong leong's discussion Thomann Baroque Guitar (uk cyberstore)
"Apologies in advance for the necro post but I recently had the good fortune of the bridge slingshotting off a Roosebeck Baroque Guitar. I’m thinking that they probably should have left the bolts in place that they used to originally clamp the…"
Oct 9, 2019

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About me:
Well, not a lot to say about myself. Is there a fever called "baroque guitar fever" if there is then I probably got that fever.
I work in the tours industry and I live in malaysia where I couldn't find any baroque guitar at all. So it is quite a job trying to get hold of a baroque guitar, I hope to buy one in the future. In the meantime I just use a classcal guitar, but the tone is just not quite right I must say.
I hope to get information on buying wood for making a baroque guitar.

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At 3:50 on December 3, 2011, Akira Sakamoto said…

Hi, Yong, unfortunately I don't play or own any lute: my only early instrument is  the renaissance guitar which is strung only with gut.  I purchase my gut strings from German Kuerschner:


Their strings are of very good quality but priced very reasonably.  You can download thier price list here:



I haven't used nylgut strings on my RG, but have tried them on a modern classical guitar and a couple of different soprano ukuleles.  I felt that the thinner strings sounded OK, but the thicker ones (G string of a guitar and C string of a uke) didn't work for me.  I do have a set of nylgut for my RG, but have kept it unused for this reason.


FWIW, I bought the nylgut strings from Matthias Wagner:


They have nylgut strings in all guages in stock most of the time, and the transaction have been smooth.

At 2:00 on December 1, 2011, Akira Sakamoto said…

Hi, Yong,  thank you for adding me to your friend.  Hope you will enjoy viditing here ongoingly.  By theway, have you got the strings you wanted?

At 16:15 on June 6, 2011, Edward C. Yong said…
hi yong leong! greetings from Singapore - i seem to be the only lute player around, and am considering taking up Baroque Guitar as well, and was delighted to find you. let's talk!
At 10:31 on May 13, 2011, Alexandros Zervas said…

Thank you.

You are very kind.



At 17:35 on February 22, 2011, Tonyyyy said…
hi yong - I sent you a pm about aquila strings. Let me know which type you would like (Alabastro maybe?), and I can send you a pack
At 10:13 on January 6, 2011, Harry Jess said…

Hi Yong! Nice to hear from you! I paid appr. $30 for the gut baroque string set. I had to be careful not to exceed $32, then I would have to pay VAT. So I had to include one nylon string in order to avoid that! I ordered the strings from Gamut. I also bought fret gut from the same firm, and refretting my Baroque guitar improved the playability greatly.

Good luck!

Best regards


At 7:48 on January 1, 2011, Dr. Henner Kahlert said…
I built several plucked instruments.  The bridge ist traditionally only glued on the soundboard, normally with hide glue
At 11:22 on December 31, 2010, Jelma van Amersfoort said…
Hello Yong Leong, welcome to the site. I'm sure you can find some information here about where to find a baroque guitar, or where to find the woods to make one yourself. J.

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